Accountant - London Trading Operation
£55,000 - £80,000 (Dependant on experience) + bonus (to 75%) plus benefits

They are a growing proprietary trading firm focussing primarily on equities and equity derivatives, with over 500 employees. They have expanded rapidly in London in the last 8 years attracting very high quality people who form a collegiate and entrepreneurial culture. It's a fast paced environment and active discussions across different business areas is actively encouraged. They may not be big on titles but an ambitious person can have an excellent career there with opportunity for progression. Apart from career progression they also offer individuals the ability to develop their skills in many different ways.

Working within UK finance function comprising 7 staff and working closely with New York and Far East finance functions, the role is detail and sometimes technical orientated and involves working, on the following:

  • Maintaining the businesses books and records.
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts.
  • Preparation of annual financial statements.
  • Information input into the regulatory reporting team for regulatory returns
  • Identifying and posting the necessary IFRS and UK GAAP adjustments.
  • Interface with other groups within the firm to ensure processes are maintained through changes in infrastructure.
  • Take part in weekly meetings with USA and Far East offices.
  • Involved in accounting policy decisions, UK GAAP interpretations and working closely with the outside auditors and advisers.

You must be a detail-oriented self-starter who is willing to get involved and thrives in a busy and fast-paced work environment.

To be considered for this role, you must meet the flowing criteria:

  • Fully qualified, ACA/ACCA/CIMA with 2 - 8 years post qualified experience.
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • IT - Must have strong in-depth experience on MS Excel ideally to macro level.
  • Must have a financial services background - ideally from a Broker Dealer, Trading, Hedge Fund, smaller investment firm or an investment bank trading business.
  • Must have strong Financial Reporting skills and understanding of financial statements.
  • Good understanding of accounting standards IFRS and UK GAAP and be able to run GAAP process.
  • Well organised and able to handle priorities and to work well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Positive and flexible outlook, professional mind-set, a good presence and also a good team player.
  • Familiarity with and understanding of securities trading terminology and comfortable with technology concepts
  • High motivation and strong interpersonal and communication skills.